Saint-Jean-de-Luz is an Atlantic port and town in Pyrenees-Atlantiques department (southwestern France), and part of the Basque province Lapurdi (Labourd). The town covers a total area of approx 19 km2 (7 ml2) and has population around 14,000.
- The bay is located to the east of Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean, sheltered between Spain and Arcachon. The harbour is well-protected by sea walls, making it favorite mooring location for boaters sailing along Basque Coast.
- Saint-Jean-de-Luz is also a recently-developed seaside resort destination, featuring large marina (for lpeasure craft and yachts), top-quality hotels, safe and clean sandy beaches, thalassotherapy Spa, casino, golf courses, premium cuisine. The town is located south of Biarritz (on Nivelle / Urdazuri River), opposite to Ciboure. The port is on the estuary, before the river joins the Atlantic.
- Currently, town's economy depends on tourism. Many sporting and cultural events are held annually, including internships, classical music concerts, Basque Pelota championships, film festivals.